The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the importance for individuals and businesses to be prepared for a crisis. With the rollout of vaccines and the COVID-19 pandemic beginning to see its sunset, there are many lessons to be learned from it.
During this year’s Annual Meeting keynote, Patrick Hardy, the world’s leading expert in small business and family disaster preparedness, will share the many crisis communication lessons that we can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic. He will reveal the keys to successful crisis communications that you can implement in your organization. Identify the three success factors of an empowering, effective crisis communication plan. Learn the critical lessons-learned from COVID-19 by organizations of all sizes. Plus, discover the one crisis communication mistake that, if not addressed, could doom your company.
The WSCPA Annual Meeting will also feature appointment of the 2021-2022 Board of Directors.
Though we can’t be in person for this year’s meeting, plan to join us for a digital networking experience after the event.
Identify the three success factors of an empowering, effective crisis communication plan. Discover the one crisis communication mistake that, if not addressed, could doom your company.
CPAs, managers, directors and business leaders.
Learn the critical lessons-learned from COVID-19 by organizations of all sizes.
Patrick Hardy is founder and CEO of Hytropy Disaster Management™, the largest full-service disaster management company in the US. A Certified Emergency Manager®, Certified Risk Manager® and a FEMA Master of Exercise® he has extensive experience working in the public, private and non-profit sectors in disaster management from micro-businesses to Fortune 500 companies including Google, Merck, Parsons Corporations, and many others. During the BP Oil Spill in 2010, he designed and oversaw the emergency response program for thousands of employees in three states for Unified Area Command.
He is recognized as the foremost expert in disaster preparedness in over a dozen industries, having invented plans now considered best practice in that industry. In the summer of 2012, he became the youngest person and the first business owner ever selected as the National Private Sector Representative to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
A seasoned disaster professional, he assisted the American Red Cross during multiple major activations, including at the Emergency Operations Center as a Site Director at the Louisiana State EOC and as a Shelter Manager. He has been cross-trained and certified in HAZMAT, Emergency Communications, Homeland Security Policy, and Terrorism. Patrick began his career in EMS ambulance first response, eventually becoming a visiting instructor to the National EMS Academy’s paramedic program, and wrote the chapters on disaster preparedness, terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction for the new Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Textbook for use in the US National Curriculum.
Non-Member Price $30.00
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